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Sania Mirza - Indian Tennis Sensation

Updated on June 10, 2010

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Sania Mirza

Sania Mirza - India's Tennis sensation and she born and brought up at Hyderabad! Recently she got married to Shoaib Malik, top cricketer of Pakistan with much hype and many twists.

As per media, she would love to play for India even after settling down at either Dubai or else with her in-laws in Pakistan.

Birth Date: 15 Nov 1986 Sania Mirza
Birth Place: Mumbai, India
Residence: Hydrabad, India
Nationality: INDIA
Height: 5'7 1/2" (1.53m)
Weight: 130 lbs. (59kg)
Plays: Right Handed (Double Handed Backhand)
Favourite Surface: Hard
Coach: C.G.K. Bhupathi
Age Began Tennis: 6
Personal Interests: Swimming, Music
Other Information: Ambition in tennis: To be in the Top 20 of the World.
Favourite player: Steffi Graf

Personal

Sania Mirza (born November 15, 1986, Mumbai, India resides in Hyderabad, India) is a professional female tennis player from India. Coached by her father, Imran Mirza, Sania began playing tennis at age six. She turned professional in 2003. She became the first and only Indian woman to reach the 4th round of a Grand Slam tournament at the 2005 US Open. She is now the highest ranked female tennis player ever from India (She had a rank of 42, her highest ever, by end of August 2005). Her original goal was to enter the top 100 by the end of 2005, but she revised it to entering the top 50 after good performances at the beginning of the year. (She may have also been helped by the fact that she has very few points to defend for this year and thus, it has been an upward journey in rankings.) As of July 2005, she ranked 5th among Asian women. Her year-end rank in 2004 was 206.

"My mother took me to a coach, who initially refused to coach me because I was too small," said Sania. "After a month, he called my parents to say he had never seen a player that good at such a young age." She is 5 feet 7 inches tall.

Sania has earned a large fan following in India as she is one of the very few young women from the country to have done well at the highest levels of sport. In 2005, she was awarded the Arjuna award in tennis for the year 2004. She has defeated two top 10 players, Svetlana Kuznetsova and Nadia Petrova. She is a devout Muslim, who began playing tennis at the age of six.

Sania won the Wimbledon Championships Girls' Doubles title in 2003, teaming up with Alisa Kleybanova of Russia. She got a wild card entry to the 2005 Australian Open and created history by becoming the first Indian woman to enter the third round of a Grand Slam tournament. She lost in the 3rd round to eventual champion Serena Williams. On February 12, 2005, she became the first Indian woman to win a WTA singles title defeating Alyona Bondarenko of Ukraine in the Hyderabad Open Finals.

In her Wimbledon Championships debut, Mirza won her first match at the 2005 event, defeating Akiko Morigami of Japan in three very tight sets, 6-3, 3-6, 8-6. However, she was narrowly defeated in the second round by Svetlana Kuznetsova (a player whom she had defeated earlier in the year for her first top ten victory) 4-6, 7-6, 4-6.

Watching her performance in Acura Classics, legendary Pancho Segura, Ecuador-born American player who roamed the courts in the 1940s and 50s, felt that Sania's hard-hitting game resembles that of Romanian tennis legend Nastase. Segura said that Sania has a natural way of hitting the ball and she hits it hard. These qualities remind him of Ilie Nastase.


Career Highlights

- 2005 US Open: reaches 4th round by defeating Marion Bartoli of France in straight sets (7-6(4), 6-4); Voted Best Player of the day on the 3rd day for winning her 2nd round match despite bleeding toes.
- 2005 Forest Hills Women's Tennis Classic, New York: reaches her second WTA final but fails to win
- 2005 Acura Classic: upsets Nadia Petrova in 2nd round but loses in the third round to Akiko Morigami of Japan (2-6,6-4,4-6). By beating the 8th-ranked Petrova, she breaks into top 50 in world rankings for the first time ever.

- 2005 Dubai Tennis Championships: 2nd Round: Upset reigning US Open Champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4, 6-2 to reach the quarter-finals
- 2005 Hyderabad Open singles: Won the tournament defeating Alyona Bondarenko of Ukraine 6-4, 5-7, 6-3 in the final and became the first Indian woman to capture a WTA singles title.
- 2005 Australian Open singles: 3rd round: Became first Indian woman to reach the 3rd round of a Grand Slam tournament.
- 2004 Hyderabad Open doubles: Won the tournament (partnering with Liezel Huber) to become the youngest Indian to win a WTA or ATP tour title and the first Indian woman to capture a WTA tour title.
- 2003 Junior Wimbledon Championships doubles: Won the tournament (partnering with Alisa Kleybanova) to become the youngest Indian and the first Indian woman to win a junior Grand Slam title.

Some of Sania's great movements provided here for your views and reviews.


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      LosectinWinders 

      3 years ago

      Thank you all for the support

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      appam 

      5 years ago from India

      Sania is beautiful in and out

      How opponents dare to face her

      I get nervous seeing the picture

      what about the one faces on court

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      S Ashraf 

      5 years ago

      My son was into Univ Tennis and Coaching in Atlantca and Vegas. Back in Canada and Dubai now. I left Hyd in 60 and still take pride in Hyd/Hyderabadis/Ind n Indians so when Pres George Bush said in Delhi that he was going to visit Sania's Hyd I felt so proud of you.God Bless you.

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      mahesha 

      6 years ago

      all the best

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      Bed Bug 

      6 years ago

      Need some more of those sexy actions..

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      Phani 

      6 years ago

      While you play tennis everybody watches your boobs rather than watching your game

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      K.M.ASHIKUL ISLAM 

      7 years ago

      HI SANIA

      I AM VERY GLAD TO YOU AND ALWAYS WISH YOU.

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      theindianblues 

      8 years ago from Some where on the Globe

      Thanks janakan for your comment

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      Bed Bug 

      8 years ago

      Awesome angles...

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      janakan 

      8 years ago

      beautiful shot!

    • theindianblues profile imageAUTHOR

      theindianblues 

      8 years ago from Some where on the Globe

      Thanks Sri Charan

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      Sri Charan 

      8 years ago

      Sania rocking once again - post marriage too!

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      theindianblues 

      8 years ago from Some where on the Globe

      Ryan,

      prasath,

      jk,

      Thanks for visiting the hub and leaving your comments

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      JK 

      8 years ago

      GOOD

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      prasath 

      8 years ago

      sania oda okkiratha vida periya santhosam poomila illa

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      Ryan 

      8 years ago

      Sensational Sania Mirza is not only the classic player and also she is very sexy. I like her curves how ever, I heard that she got married to a Pakistani lucky guy?

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      theindianblues 

      8 years ago from Some where on the Globe

      Thanks ramu kuwait

      Sex Bomb - thank you for visiting the hub and placing a nice comment. Let's hope for her great play again.

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      Sex Bomb 

      8 years ago

      Sexy Sania - time will tell whether she gets any grand slam at least now at the post marriage or just remain another glam girl in sports. She should concentrate on the game rather on the ads or contrvs.

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      ramu kuwait  

      8 years ago

      anni baga sallupadipoiyinayi kani ippudau wast lady ......

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      theindianblues 

      8 years ago from Some where on the Globe

      Thanks hg for your comment

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      hard guy 

      8 years ago

      Beautiful

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      theindianblues 

      8 years ago from Some where on the Globe

      Thank you all for the support

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      Maama Meeya 

      8 years ago

      Lucky Shoib

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      theindianblues 

      8 years ago from Some where on the Globe

      Hi akmyamuna, thanks for the notification. This was happened as a typo error and have made the correction.

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      akmyamuna 

      8 years ago

      Dear Indianblue,

      She married to Shoaib Malik but not Shoaib Aktar as far as I know.

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      Inder_69 

      8 years ago

      Sexy Sania, good one

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      Thighs_lover 

      8 years ago

      Great Hub dude! One can see all shades of Sania, good work!! Lovely thighs she has!!!

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      simransc 

      8 years ago

      Nice and sexy hub. Showing rare and secret curves.

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